Network and Systems Administrator

Network and Systems Administrator

A network is a system of computers, phones, servers connected by physical or wireless connection so they can communicate with one another. The network team is responsible for designing, testing, and evaluating the network which connects a company’s computers to one another and to the internet. They do everything from ensuring the network is secure from attack to making sure data flows between the systems in a timely manner.

Job Examples:

  • Network Administrator
  • Network and Systems Administrator
  • Network Support and Admin
  • Network Support Technician
  • Network Technician
  • Infrastructure Administrator

Skills include:

  • Likes to work with machines
  • Thinks big picture
  • Likes tough precise challenges
  • Enjoys playing (electronic) traffic cop

Salary:

Typically starts around $50,000 and that can increase up to $111,000

Demand:

Every company (large and small) needs a network administrator to ensure that information can flow safely and securely across their systems and across the internet.

Network and Systems Administrator Educational Pathway Options
Training Courses/Boot Camp Networking +  (New Horizons)

Networking class (Lakeland)

Pathway Certificate Networking Pathway Certificate (NWTC)

IT Infrastructure (FVTC)

Virtualization and Network Hardware Technologies Certificate (collaboration with FVTC) (UWO)

Networking +  (New Horizons)

Technical Diploma IT-Virtualization System Administrator (NWTC)

Microsoft System Administrator (NWTC)

Cisco System Administrator (NWTC)

Apprenticeship
Associate Degree IT Systems Administrator (NWTC)

Network Specialist (FVTC)

Network Systems Administration (FVTC)

Bachelor’s Degree BS in Computer Science – Software Engineering (UWGB)

BBA Information Systems (UWO)

Minor
Transfer Agreement UWGB & UWO – Leadership Programs (NWTC)
Master’s Degree

 

Cloud Technologies Educational Pathway Options
Training Courses/Boot Camp Cloud Technologies (New Horizons)
Pathway Certificate Cloud+ Certification (New Horizons)
Technical Diploma
Apprenticeship
Associate Degree
Bachelor’s Degree BBA Information Systems (UWO)
Minor
Transfer Agreement
Master’s Degree